What's new with WELS Parish Nursing:
2018 WELSNA Spring Conference
The 2018 WELSNA Spring Conference was held in New Ulm, MN at Martin Luther Collge on Saturday, April 21st. Our theme was "Christ Centered Nursing Care Across the Spectrum of Life". A link to the 2018 Spring Conference with a video of the opening devotion and keynote address , more information about the other speakers & their topics, and the business meeting can be found on the homepage! Check it out!
Future Fall Parish Nurse Gatherings?? The WELSNA Council has decided to forgo the usual Fall Parish Nurse Gathering until more time and resources dictate that as a possibility. The Spring Conference will continue to provide speakers that are of interest to both parish nurses and the nurse in the parish! We look forward to serving both!
Questions regarding parish nursing? Feel free to contact Sue Bolha at 262-677-3485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Borne Pathogen Church/School Policy A sample policy for churches/school to use is now available for you to download and edit to meet your needs. Click on Church/School Newsletter Articles above to find the sample. Parish nurses are being asked to help create a policy, as the school goes through the accreditation process.
The Wisconsin Lutheran College 2017 summer online parish nurse course is now in the history books.
Lisa LeBlanc, the professor teaching the course, reports that the students were from California, Nebraska and Minnesota. They learned about the role of the Parish Nurse, conducted home visits, conducted congregational needs assessments, and created a template of documents needed for their Faith Community Nurse certification (which is optional). Keep these nurses in your prayers as they apply that knowledge and they establish a parish nurse ministry in their congregation. May both the nurses and congregations be blessed! A special thank-you to WLC for providing this opportunity! And a special thank you to Christian Aid & Relief for the grant providing matching funds for the tuition costs.
Click Here to view and download a letter from Director of Special Ministries, Pastor James Behringer to your Pastor when asking for your congregation's funding commitment for a future course offering.
Downloadable School/Church PN Newsletter Articles See the menu above and download the articles you wish to use! Please site the source if provided and/or edit as you need, for your congregations needs. Want to submit some of your articles to share with others? Send to Sue at email@example.com.
"If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides,
so that in all things God may be praised through Christ Jesus."
1 Peter 4:11